June 20th, 2013


DIY: ManiaMania inspired Rough-Cut Crystal Necklace


I know, I know… two DIY projects in one week!  (I had a very crafty weekend and shot several projects… still have several more up my sleeve.)

This necklace has been in the works for quite some time, but it took me quite a while to find the perfect quartz crystals online.  I got the inspiration from Jenn’s Instagram (you should probably be following her, she’s one of my faves) and featured the necklace that inspired the project here.  I can’t even tell you how much I love this necklace – I can’t stop wearing it.  This one is an easy one, you just need the right supplies… luckily, I sourced ‘em all for you!


Materials:  7 6mm Jump Rings // 5 large (12mm x 16mm) end caps // about 16-18″ brass curb chain

Pliers // E6000 Glue // Lobster Clasp // 5 large rough cut quartz crystals*

*A word about the crystals…  get the largest size – 1″+.  I bought the 2lb bag and many of the crystals were not the right size, but within the bag there were several suitable options.

ManiaMania-Necklace1Start by loading up an end cap with glue.  Seriously… use a lot of glue.

ManiaMania-Necklace2Stuff a crystal into the end cap.

ManiaMania-Necklace3Repeat 5x, and allow to dry (preferably overnight.)

ManiaMania-Necklace4Attach a jump ring to the top of each pendant.

ManiaMania-Necklace5Attach your pendants to the chain.  I spaced them out, one pendant every 5 links.



Attach a clasp to one end and a large jump ring to the other, and you are done!  (Pretty easy, right?)




37 Responses to DIY: ManiaMania inspired Rough-Cut Crystal Necklace

  1. Justyna June 20, 2013 at 8:06 am #

    It’s amazing, I love it so much! And it’s very easy to make, I can see ;) I just need to find these crystlas… :D

  2. Quinn Cooper June 20, 2013 at 8:31 am #

    Really awesome DIY. I love all of ManiaMania’s stuff.
    It’s so cool!
    xo Quinn

    Quinn Cooper Style

  3. Bárbara Godinho June 20, 2013 at 8:36 am #

    I Love it!

  4. daisy o June 20, 2013 at 8:54 am #

    this is so pretty! love that the crystals are all a little bit different!

    & Pretty Things

  5. Alyssa Longobucco June 20, 2013 at 9:13 am #

    This is so awesome, Grace. I love the look of rough-cut crystals. Tough and pretty at the same time!

  6. Alexa June 20, 2013 at 10:26 am #

    See, this is so amazing, because I initially looked at it and thought…that looks so well put together and time-consuming, but honestly…super easy. Thanks Grace! :)

  7. Meghan June 20, 2013 at 10:38 am #

    so perfect for layering! love it!

  8. viv June 20, 2013 at 10:51 am #

    AMAZING! I love ManiaMania pieces so this is so great.

  9. melissa June 20, 2013 at 11:15 am #

    This is so pretty! May need to go pick up the supplies this weekend

  10. victoria | vmac+cheese June 20, 2013 at 12:00 pm #

    I love this!! And you’re right, pretty easy (I think even *I* could do it). Can’t wait to catch up later today!

  11. The Avg Girl Guide (@AvgGirlsGuide) June 20, 2013 at 12:11 pm #

    Wow this does look pretty easy and the results are incredible! That quartz is gorgeous. Off to follow Jenn… thanks for the intro.


  12. Samantha June 20, 2013 at 1:26 pm #

    Ooooo. So simple and stunning. Nice find on the end caps as well. Big ones seem hard to find sometimes.

  13. JennySueMakeup (@JennySueMakeup) June 20, 2013 at 2:33 pm #

    The crystals would make me think that I’m wearing good luck charms around my neck! And the fact they’re clear means they’d go with my entire wardrobe. I love love this idea.
    Hugs, Jennifer

  14. Simple-Savvy June 20, 2013 at 6:35 pm #

    Wow!! This is one of my favorite diy posts of yours! I absolutely love it <3

  15. Deryl J. June 21, 2013 at 7:35 am #

    Very nice! (More DIY’s please)

  16. popcornandpandas June 21, 2013 at 4:21 pm #

    Where do you purchase your materials for these projects? Very pretty btw.



    • Grace Atwood
      Grace Atwood June 21, 2013 at 4:31 pm #

      hey gina! I link to all of the materials in the post! I hope that helps!

  17. Gaby June 22, 2013 at 3:27 pm #

    Ummm I want to do this! Love it!

  18. Jonelle @ Design Thrift June 22, 2013 at 4:09 pm #

    love it! ManiaMania puts out the best collections don’t they? love your take on this necklace!

  19. Kelly Miranda June 24, 2013 at 5:14 pm #

    Wow that necklace is so adorable and classy. I love it! I’ve actually been creating jewelry too with Swarovski crystals and necklace chains from M&J Trimming. Don’t know if you’ve heard of them, but they’re having 15% off all chains right now. You should check them out.. Such good accessories to create new jewelry designs with. The promo code is CHAIN201. And it expires 8/31/13.. I’d say it’s well worth it!

    And here’s the website: http://www.mjtrim.com/trims/chains.html

  20. greatrockmoon June 24, 2013 at 8:28 pm #

    This is absolutely gorgeous. Really nice work.

  21. Lindsey June 26, 2013 at 10:59 pm #

    Oh, wow! This is such a great DIY, Grace! I have been really into crystals lately. I see a craft night in my near future.

  22. Megan Stark August 28, 2014 at 6:51 pm #

    This is awesome! My next DIY for sure, what is the thickness/ size of your curb chain?

  23. Hapiness, Everywhere September 28, 2014 at 9:17 pm #

    Another DIY I would actually wear :)


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